About us

Beyond Content is an end-to-end production company and content agency in Adelaide, South Australia. The company was founded by, Stephen de Villiers, an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for service and forging life-long client relationships. In 2017 Sam Matthews, a post-production specialist and long-term creative collaborator joined forces with Stephen and together they have continued their trajectory into the broadcast and long-form content arena – while forging a reputation for creative excellence. In 2020, Chloe Gardner, an industry leader in arts management and creative producing joined as a partner, and together they are leading the Beyond team into an exciting future as a world-class creative agency.

Our core team comprises more than 40 years of experience and boasts a range of skills and expertise across a suite of filmmaking specialities including drama, documentary, TV production, VFX, animation, and high-end colour grading. We work with some of Australia’s top creatives to produce long-form, broadcast and commercial film and video content in Australia and internationally.

We’ve enjoyed sustained strategic growth over the last two years, as we’ve expanded into digital strategy and full-service campaign creative, while always retaining our passion for storytelling and content creation. We’re deeply grateful for the relationships we’ve fostered with our clients who entrust us with their brands, their messaging and their creative ideas.

We’ve continued our success in the broadcast space with our online and finishing work on four feature films through 2019 and 2020, and The Rover of Tobruk, our half hour broadcast documentary (Channel 7).

To accelerate this trajectory, in 2021, we launched Arterial Films, our sister brand which is actively developing our slate of fiction and drama television and feature film projects.

Our team have filmed all over the world on every kind of budget, and have collectively produced or contributed to over 1500 films and projects. Today we continue to dig deep, think big and push ourselves to create new and compelling work. We approach each project with curiosity and empathy, which unlocks the power and full potential of the stories we bring to screens of all sizes.

We’re in the business of shaping ideas and focussing emotion so that we can craft screen stories that move audiences. But we’re also in the business of keeping things fun and enjoying the ride. Mostly we love meeting new people and sharing stories, so we’d love you to get in touch.

Our Team

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Stephen De Villiers
Creative & Managing Director
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Sam Matthews
Head of Post Production
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Chloe Gardner
Company Director / Senior Producer
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Wilson Tran
Editor / Colourist
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Nicky Thanou
Content Producer
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Alice Yang
Editor
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Fazz Farrell
Sound Engineer
Stuart Strydom
Stuart Strydom
Post Production Specialist

Our Clients

Esther Serk
Nation Advertising

Stephen is a talented story teller and director who has helped us on various video projects here at Nation. His passion and professionalism carry through into all the work he delivers, which is always on time and on to budget.

Jemima Kemp
TAFE SA
Marketing Consultant

Stephen De Villiers’ work is distinctive, engaging and conveys exactly the messaging and feel that we want to communicate for our brand. Stephen is a consummate professional who instinctively grasps the brief and makes it happen. Each time we have worked with Stephen, he has delivered stunning product, on time and on budget.

Adam Diggens
Minelab
Creative Brand Manager

Amazing! You do go above and beyond! The team absolutely love the video. It’s been such a blast. I can’t believe it’s all come to an end already. This has been one of the best vendor experiences of my career. There were many challenges you took in your stride and you knocked every single curveball out of the park. You breathed life and magic into our early concepts, taking these projects forward in ways that exceeded expectations. You and your team are true masters of your craft. I can’t wait to work with you all again!

Reza
Lincoln College
Marketing Manager

On behalf of Lincoln College, please allow me to extend my personal and genuine appreciation to each and every one you for your valuable contributions to this organization. Working with you this past year has been a pleasure and I’m proud to have you all with us.

Lyndal Denny
WITA
CEO

Hi Chloe .. you and your amazing team are miracle workers – transforming three nervous truckies into movie stars!!!!  Unbelievable!!!